Yesterday we celebrated our one year arrival in Cochabamba, Bolivia! We celebrated by taking a somewhat official family picture! I don't think it was the kids idea of a good time, but they were good sports about it!
|The Rudi Boohers "2013"|
|The Twins, Katarin and Alison|
|Abby with Grampa|
|Paula and S.|
|Ruth with S.'s baby sister A.|
|Our original four "Casa Kids"|
We have also bought mountains of veggies and fruits. This pile below cost about $14!
|Tia with her side kicks Emily and Myles|
|Lydia from Colorado, Emily, and Lindsey from S. Carolina|
|Carlee, Kaylee, Emily, Anna, Ruth(on lap), back of Paula, and Elena|
|Anna from S. California|
|Danyelle from Texas, Hannah from Louisiana, Carlee from Idaho|
|Victoria from Texas|
We also have been blessed to get to know Jake and Jennifer better, as well as, Vico and Elena! We also have many new Bolivian friends!
All of our children have been thriving and growing up way to fast. They have grown into being a big help around the house with the kids, cooking, cleaning, and even changing diapers AND car tires! We are soooo blessed by our kids everyday! Bolivia has been good for them!
|Chow time! Clara with her friend Gracie feeding the boys!|
|Clancy, Myles, and S. "Mis Guapos Chicos"|
|Ruth and Clara "Mis Guapas Chicas"|
|Emily "La Bonita"|
|Paula "Mi Chiquita Hijita"|
I am sure that after I post this blog I will think of a lot of things I should have mentioned about the past year, but I am going to post this anyway and save it for another blog!
We look forward to the year ahead. We look forward to caring for more precious children through Casa de Amor, planting a garden at the boys house, learning lots more Spanish, growing in our relationships with those that God brings into our lives, and just generally enjoying being here in Bolivia!
It has been a good year. Thank you to Casa de Amor for this opportunity to serve and thank you for your prayers for us this past year. Keep it up!!!
Our theme verse this year is Isaiah 40:41 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.". May we serve this year waiting on the Lord to renew our strength!
|The Rudi Booher Family "2012" (Yes, Rudi and I have lost weight...Hooray!) On our way to Bolivia!|